Seriously, who in the world loves Mondays? It's a real drama to wake up in the morning and drag yourself through the day already dreaming of upcoming weekend. Therefore, Mondays are perfect for drama at cinema theatres: your own emotions strengthen the ones spilling out from the screen. Just pick one from new November ten:
Director: Mel Gibson
Written by: Robert Schenkkan, Randall Wallace, Gregory Crosby
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Rachel Griffiths
Plot Synopsis: The extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Director: Jeff Nichols
Written by: Jeff Nichols
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon, Nick Kroll, Marton Csokas, Jon Bass, Bill Camp, David Jensen, Terri Abney, Alano Miller, Sharon Blackwood, Christopher Mann
Plot Synopsis: The film celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred (Ruth Nega) Loving, who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – making their love story an inspiration to couples everywhere.
BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK
Director: Ang Lee
Written by: Jean-Christophe Castelli, Ben Fountain
Starring: Joe Alwyn, Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin, Makenzie Leigh, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund
Plot Synopsis: Director Ang Lee brings his extraordinary vision to Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel. The film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad – contrasting the realities of the war with America's perceptions. Lee used new technology, shooting at an ultra-high frame rate for the first time in film history, to create an immersive digital experience helping him dramatize war in a way never seen before.
COME AND FIND ME
Director: Zack Whedon
Written by: Zack Whedon
Starring: Aaron Paul, Annabelle Wallis, Zachary Knighton, Enver Gjokaj, Terry Chen, Garret Dillahunt
Plot Synopsis: When his girlfriend (Annabelle Wallis) goes missing, David (Aaron Paul) must track down her whereabouts after he realizes she's not who she was pretending to be.
BLEED FOR THIS
Director: Ben Younger
Written by: Ben Younger
Starring: Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ciaran Hinds
Plot Synopsis: The film tells the true comeback story of world-champion boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks.
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Director: Kenneth Logan
Written by: Kenneth Logan
Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler
Plot Synopsis: After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
Director: Tom Ford
Written by: Austin Wright
Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Armie Hammer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Plot Synopsis: An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale.
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Written by: Steven Knight
Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Lizzy Caplan, Matthew Goode, Jared Harris, Raffey Cassidy, Charlotte Hope
Plot Synopsis: The story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.
TRESPASS AGAINST US
Director: Adam Smith
Written by: Alastair Siddons
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey Marshal, Sean Harris, Rory Kinnear
Plot Synopsis: The film is set across three generations of the Cutler family who live as outlaws in their own anarchic corner of Britain’s richest countryside. Chad Cutler (Michael Fassbender) is heir apparent to his bruising criminal father, Colby (Brendan Gleeson) and has been groomed to spend his life hunting, thieving and tormenting the police. But with his own son, Tyson (Georgie Smith) coming of age, Chad soon finds himself locked in a battle with his father for the future of his young family. When Colby learns of Chad’s dreams for another life he sets out to tie his son and grandson into the archaic order that has bound the Cutler family for generations. He engineers a spectacular piece of criminal business involving a heist, a high-speed car chase and a manhunt, which leaves Chad bruised and bloodied and with his very freedom at stake.
Director: Garth Davis
Written by: Luke Davies, Saroo Brierley, Larry Buttrose
Starring: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham
Plot Synopsis: Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.